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Sep 28, 2012 5:00pm EDT
. in places like detroit, more than only 3% are proficient. roughly two years ago i stumbled on the work of jeffrey. i was blown away to see that after, those who are lottery then, after four years, there was an achievement gap in math to apply for the lottery and the average licensing and all of your city. i have to say this on c-span just in case she is watching. one christmas i was alone in cambridge, massachusetts, and i was feeling the holiday blues and i wanted to make my grandmother's coconut cake. and she said oh, it's really simple. you start with two cups of sugar, you boil it. and i said, dan? and she gave me directions that sounded like -- i went to my grandmother's house around thanksgiving and i just annoyed her in the kitchen. but she would grab the flour with her hands and i would put up underneath. and i would sprinkle the flour in and i backed out the recipe. again, it annoyed her, but i had a recipe that i can now give my children and grandchildren. we spent two years trying to do something like that with charter schools. the average charter school is no different than
Sep 27, 2012 9:00am EDT
are proficient in math or reading and in places like detroit roughly 3% are proficient. i tried to calculate how many kids that might be. it is roughly 132 that are proficient in math in a place like detroit. over the past few years we have -- i have tried to figure out through lots of failures and a tiny bit of progress what we can actually do about those facts. two years ago i stumbled on the work of the harlem children and we did an evaluation. i was pretty blown away to see that after four years his students who were lotteryed in, good for them after four years he had to raise the achievement gap in math between the average black students who applied for the lottery and the average white students in all of new york city and cutting the third the gap in english-language arts. i thought that was real progress and i wanted to understand how we could do that for all kids. we went and it reminds me of my grandmother's baking time. i am sure you could say i am certain you have nothing on my grandmother. i needed to say that on c-span just because she is watching. my grandmother is an absolutely fa
Sep 5, 2012 9:00am EDT
from industrial farm in california and a produce section and a wal-mart near detroit to a chain restaurant kitchen in brooklyn. in her book she profiles the people who worked alongside her at each job and reports on herxÑ attempt to eat well on reduced wages. this is an hour and a half. >> can you hemi? okay? suffers want to introduce the rest of the panel. starting to my left is thank you. i practiced the. annia is the author of the 2011 memoir, "day of honey: a memoir of food, love, and war." called one of the least political and most intimate and valuable books to come out of the iraq war by "the new york times" dwight garner. it's just out in paperback. her coverage of the cultural politics of the middle east and the new york times, the "washington post," "saveur," in the nation has been recognized, and included in the best food writing series. welcome, annia. [applause] >> to the left of annia is amanda, the cofounder of food and author of the essential new times cookbook for which she won an award. a longtime staffer for the new york times, she has authored, edited
Sep 10, 2012 12:00pm EDT
, the guy coming into detroit was all foreign derived. i think it was mistake to mirandize him in 50 minutes because our base of him is foreign intelligence. to me the right entry point was, enemy combatant, nation at war, deal with it that way. on the other hand if someone is discovered and prevented in an attack in the united states by the fbi the roots of that information are law enforcement derived. the going in position is we ought to treat this as a law enforcement problem and enter this into the american court system. i suppose if we stayed her long enough we could think of exceptions but in broad measure my sense is that is how we should deal with it. i hope made it worth your while coming here this afternoon. i hope you have left with more questions than you had when you came in. that was my intent. and thank you very much for the opportunity. and, go air force. [applause] >> live coverage at the top of the hour from the brookings institution hosting a discussion on national defense issues and the 2012 presidential election begins at 1:00 p.m. eastern on our companion network c-span
Sep 11, 2012 5:00pm EDT
bankrupt. presidential candidates said -- i believe his words were along the lines of to detroit drop dead, that it wasn't something we wanted to do, to do anything to help that industry. they were willing to let the auto industry go bankrupt and then see what happens. they thought it was okay, some of these naysayers thought it was okay to bail out wall street, they thought it was okay to pad the salaries of reckless bankers who drove our economy off a cliff. it wasn't the auto worker, the nonunion auto worker in marysville that built the honda. it wasn't the chrysler auto worker in toledo that built the wrangler or liberty, it wasn't the chevy auto worker in lordstown that built the cruze, it wasn't the auto worker in defiance that built the engine or the glass worker in crestline that made the glass or the steelworker or the mill worker, it wasn't they who caused the collapse of this economy and caused the problems with the banks, but in many ways, they were blamed by the people who bet against america who were willing to say it's okay to pad the salary of reckless bankers even though t
Sep 24, 2012 8:30am EDT
jobs. [applause] you remember my opponent wanted to let detroit go bankrupt. >> boo! >> don't boo -- >> vote! >> vote. [applause] >> so we said, no, too much is at stake. we're going to come together and reinvent a dying auto industry, and we put it back on top of the world. [cheers and applause] so what we did for autos, we want to do for manufacturing across the board. we've already created more than half a million new manufacturing jobs. so now what we have to do is to stop giving tax breaks to companies that are shipping jobs overseas. let's give them to companies that are investing right here in milwaukee, creating jobs right here in wisconsin. that's how we move forward. [cheers and applause] let's help, let's help big companies and small businesses double their exports. we can create a million new manufacturing jobs in the next four years. but it requires you to vote. it requires all of us to do our part. i want us to control our own energy. you know, after 30 years of not doing anything, we raised fuel standards so that by the middle of the next decade your cars and trucks
Sep 5, 2012 5:00pm EDT
that sort of hoax in what you are talking about. it makes me feel shameful. >> one quick thing. detroit eastern market is totally the same way. it is open to all walks of life. you can get tons of really great food there. and it is totally affordable. that is just the way it is. it is not done a really fancy. you go there, everyone shops there and you're done. >> all kinds of markets and stuff like that. you have great markets that it will be half mexican and it is a very typical chicago thing and it's all dirt cheap. the you are asking about the shame thing, which i think is interesting. food has this really visceral profound affect on people. like all, had some food once, let me tell you about it. everybody has a story. we can tell that some are not interested in food. most people, you know, most people have their own food culture. i think it's like some people react with this kind of feeling, that you must know all of these amazing bunch and amazing things about food and you must only dine on montego cheese and certain things and part of what we can do to not make people feel ashamed
Sep 7, 2012 9:00am EDT
with individual railroads. so you can get an exclusive contract, say between detroit and chicago, along a particular railroad line, you are able to maintain that line at a much cheaper cost than your arrival having to use roads or having to just bushwhack the open country. and by establishing those exclusive right-of-way, railroads got very cheap telegraph service. telegraph companies have the rights of way. by establishing those arrangements, unusual contractual arrangements which the courts were reluctant to challenge, and congress was reluctant to challenge, by doing that he was able to get around the limitations that state lawmakers have place on telegraph companies to the anti-monopoly laws. and those laws have been enacted as a response to morse. so you morse who fails, the state anti-monopoly laws, did he succeed by using the railroads to create the kind of monopolies -- >> are there any comparisons today for rise in an at&t and broadband and cell towers, et cetera? >> here's the comparison that really gets me. in 1996 congress enacted a law, open up competition. in local telecom
Sep 6, 2012 9:00am EDT
across the pacific. came home. married his high school sweetheart. got to good job in detroit. cute with the wave of prosperity with working class families at that time. had a little fishing cabin in the upper peninsula. one day he came home at old marine and sitting at table was his daughter, not wearing a brassiere and having hair under her arms and leg hair and with a guy that she identified only as zeke, who had sunglasses on, greasy hair and a guitar and said daddy we'll move in together. we aren't getting married because no one does that anymore. he is looking to his son for some reinforcement. his son has got united states flag swastika over it and son says i'm going to canada. i'm not going to fight. this is somebody else's war. if when he turns around to get help from his wife she is standing at kitchen stove saying to him, okay, big guy, how come i'm only one in this house that does the dishes and fixes meals anymore? that is what was going on. it was kind of 180 from how a lot of that generation had been raised to what they were experiencing in the their own families. >>
Sep 14, 2012 12:00pm EDT
are counted, even the dad says that democrats in chicago, detroit and cleveland, i predict that we will win, that this nightmare will be over and america will finally be on the road to recovery. god bless you and thank you very much. [applause] >> as i have often said about gary bauer is one-of-a-kind in the liberals are glad about that. the house judiciary committee sits on the substitution committee. he believes the constitution means what it says and then it should be a mind of our founding fathers. imagine not. in fact he has never come without a copy of the constitution in this coat pocket. ladies and gentlemen, please welcome from the great state of iowa, representative steve king. [applause] ♪ >> wow, thank you. all right. thank you all very much. thanks for the welcome to ask rc and everyone contributing to make this conference what it is. and for me, sitting back listening to gary bauer speech, i am up clapping my hands, too. it gets me going and i'm wondering here what kind of a void he has left me to try to fill. but you know, i want to thank frc and i want to do it in this way
Sep 6, 2012 12:00pm EDT
that looked a lot of like a spirit of st. louis. was called detroiter. she named it the american girl. she told the press, if an american boy can have great dreams, why can't an american girl? and she went allot of. she made it as far as -- and she crashed in the sea. but she crashed within inside an nor wee began tanker. they saved her. she very perhaps more than any other of the fliers, she understood the new world of celebrity because she said early on, anybody who -- the first woman who fries across is going to be famous. they're going to make money, they're going to be famous. i don't want to go back to the life of a dental hygienist in florida. why shouldn't i do this? it's my way out. what's fascinating, when you look at the archives, there were all of these letters to these fliers from men and women. the but the most saying take me along. the most poignant from women and the women saw, you know, they would -- they were -- there was one letter from a woman who had seven children but five had died, there was one woman who slung burgers in philadelphia and she offered to bring food. a
Sep 26, 2012 12:00pm EDT
in the detroit metro area 44% of the vote as he did in 2008. not much going on for romney. wisconsin is a state where if they were going to crack the midwest code given what was happening with ohio they thought they could do it in wisconsin. the problem is twofold. if you look at the level of demographic change in wisconsin it is quite startling according to the population survey data. 3 point increase in share of minority voters and college graduates and 7 point decline among white on college voters eligible voters. these are huge changes that go exactly against what is in the interests of the romney team. maybe they thought if they nominated paul ryan they could take advantage of what they believed to be massive culturally conservative white working-class voter but doesn't seem to be happening. they are making some progress among white working-class voters according to the pole and some progress among college graduates but nowhere close to what is needed to take the state. they are not able to master the state in the face of demographic change and demographic patterns. florida is a state that
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